Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) is a voluntary assessment programme for individuals working in the retail motor industry. It has the backing of major vehicle manufacturers, insurers and independent service and repair organisations, which have invested in the training and continuing professional development of their staff.
Confidence that your car, motorcycle or scooter is in capable hands
Independent quality assurance
Proof of technical competence and professional responsibility
Regularly and independently tested
To become an ATA registered an individual must pass a comprehensive and rigorous series of tests of practical skill and knowledge. To ensure that they keep up-to-date with new technologies, technicians need to be re-assessed every 5 years to maintain their accreditation.
Accredited individuals and the businesses which employ them have shown that they are committed to providing customers with the highest level of technical expertise and professional standards.
ATA accredited technicians have signed and are bound by a special Code of Conduct and they are issued with a photo identity card, so that you can be confident of their credentials.
About the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI)
The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is the professional association for individuals working in the motor industry. The Institute is the Sector Skills Council for the automotive retail industry and the governing body for the Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) scheme.
The IMI recognises individuals working in the motor industry
IMI members come from across all areas of the motor industry and are recognised for their skills and experience. IMI Membership is awarded on the basis of an individual's qualifications, career history and motor industry experience.
The IMI is the Sector Skills Council for the automotive retail industry. The IMI is also the governing body for the Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) and Automotive Management Accreditation (AMA) schemes.
For more information please visit http://www.theimi.org.uk/standards-and-qualifications/accreditation